Wazzu Still Undefeated
Thanks to Elysse Van Leer, the Washington State University soccer team remains undefeated in the Pac-10 and head coach Matt Potter's five year unbeaten streak against the rival Washington Huskies can add on another year as the Cougars and Huskies tied, 1-1, in the soccer Apple Cup in Seattle. With the tie, the Cougars move to 7-3-1 overall and 0-0-1 in conference play.
The first half was a typical Apple Cup affair as the two teams battled tooth and nail, producing only five shots between them. Two of the three Cougar shots came off corner kick set pieces - one each from senior Kiersten Dallstream and sophomore Ali Fenter - with freshman Kayla Johnson getting the third shot. Junior goalkeeper Meghan Berlingo held the Huskies scoreless, fending off both of Washington's shot attempts as the two teams entered the halftime break in a 0-0 stalemate.
Washington broke the tie a mere 12 minutes into the second half to take a 1-0 lead. Matters were looking grim for the Cougars and head coach Matt Potter, who had a five-year unbeaten streak against the Huskies on the line - and senior Elysse Van Leer came through for Potter and Wazzu with the equalizer on a header with just under six minutes remaining in the match. The two overtime periods produced some yellow cards - and a red card for senior Carly Dobratz - but no goals.
Washington State University continues the 2009 season with their final regular season non-conference match of the season, against Seattle University at noon on Sunday, October 11 in Seattle
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